tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 7

You Be the Coder: Refer to ICD-10-CM Guidelines for Monoplegia, Hemiplegia Coding

Question: Should I code a patient with monoplegia of the left arm as G83.22 or G83.20? Delaware Subscriber Answer: ICD-10-CM guidelines for coding monoplegia and hemiplegia state that, “should the affected side be documented, but not specified as dominant or nondominant, and the classification system does not indicate a default, code selection is as follows: For ambidextrous patients, the default should be dominant. If the left side is affected, the default is non-dominant. If the right side is affected, the default is dominant.” This means that, when the documentation specifies left or right side, you...

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